We are pleased to announce that Kameswari Pullela is joined the EA community as the new Lower School Librarian. Ms. Pullela has a B.S. in Computer Science and a Masters of Library Science, both from the City University of New York. She has extensive experience as a youth services librarian in Winnetka, Hinsdale, and Bloomingdale. She has also worked at the collegiate level, serving as both a librarian and software technical support specialist at Ambria College of Nursing in Hoffman Estates. Ms. Pullela is excited to work with our Lower School students, engaging with them on a weekly basis to instill a continued love of reading.
Hilltopper Happenings highlights the many ways Elgin Academy is inspiring students to be our creative, courageous, and compassionate future. Stories about our students, faculty, and programs are shared on our website.
Third graders in Ms. Boborci's class had some fun with shaving cream. Everyone enjoyed the a multi-sensory spelling practice!
On December 17th EA Trustee, Mike Warren, opened the Elgin Breakfast Rotary Club with a video performance by the Elgin Academy Upper School Choir. In years past, the US Choir preformed live for the Rotary Club during the holiday season. Upper School Choir video performances can be viewed on YouTube.
Earlier this month, students in the Upper School Service Club created holiday cards for local senior citizens. On December 17th those cards were delivered to the Atrium at Oak Crest for distribution to all of their residents most of whom have not been able to receive visitors for many months due to COVID restrictions. They did a great job spreading some much needed holiday cheer!
Following a trend that started with college students in their Zoom classes as a way to give a socially distanced shout out to their professors, Elgin Academy's 8th Grade Language Arts students surprised their teachers with a warm "Thank You" celebration via Zoom today. The two sections of Language Arts taught by Ms. Brown and Ms. Chouinard have been combined over the last few weeks. The students wished to show their appreciation for all their teachers have done for them throughout this school year.
Check out the December issue of The Cupola! This publication is run by Elgin Academy students who plan, write, edit, and work collaboratively to put together each edition of The Cupola.
Elgin Academy students in the Upper School Service Club created Holiday Cards for the residents at the Atrium at Oak Crest in Elgin to bring joy and holiday happiness to those who have been isolated from family and friends this year.